New Zealand's New Prime Ministe Bill EnglishBill English is New Zealand’s New Prime Minister

Bill English has been sworn in as New Zealand’s prime minister, succeeding John Key who startlingly resigned from office last week.


Mr English, who was serving as finance minister and deputy prime minister for the ruling National Party, was sworn in at Government House in Wellington.

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has been named as deputy prime minister.

The appointments were affirmed after a meeting of the National Party’s caucus.



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